When the Starbucks barista makes your day and gives you free coffee, you take a picture.
She didn’t even see this basket full of offspring I was dragging in when she gave it to me.
Maybe she could tell by just looking at me, probably, but she for sure figured it out when I started to cry at her kindness. Her eyes got real big and she told me there was a new aisle of “drinks” I should probably go check out. 😂
Many people feel uncomfortable to go to a restaurant or movie theater alone, so imagine the strength and courage it takes to move from one country to an entirely different country with a new language and culture, to be surrounded by a language that you don’t speak, to be surrounded by people who sound (and sometimes look) completely different than you, and still rise to the occasion to learn the language. These amazing people not only speak their native language but in many cases they have learned to speak several more. A foreign accent is a sign of beauty, courage, and strength. It represents obstacles that didn’t keep someone back. It represents possibilities, endurance, and tenacity. Diversity is a gift. ❤️🌎🤟🏼🤗 #empathy#loveyourneighbor#kindness#diversity#strength#culture#love#care
-“Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript of a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
The universe is not outside you.
Look inside yourself: everything you want you are already that”- Rumi
🏃♀️ Keep it movin’ 🏃♀️ •
✨ Sometimes we have to keep it movin’. In friendships, relationships, thoughts, situations. Some situations just may require us to #keepitmovin and move forward. Leave behind anything that doesn’t make you feel like the superior, Royal, lovely human being you are. Leave behind any situation that is toxic as heck! And yes, keep it movin’ means keep physically moving too ;) ! I’m rooting for you all, I’m here for you, cheering you on to #keepitmovin , keep shining and keep glowing 😍❤️✨ 💋 •
✨ 📸: @warrior_princess1987
Our Kids for Kindness assembly was a huge hit! This is our second school-wide assembly funded by our PTA to support our PBIS program and promote student social emotional growth. #SEL#picocanyonelementary#KINDNESS
Wednesday...after teaching 5 classes yesterday and squeezing my own practice in I’m pooped today😴going to take this guy down to the waterfront for a walk and pick up a chai with @_loz_bug_ the housework can wait 🙄
BE! Have No concern with any stories of past events, no concern for future stuff, leave it all aside for just a few minutes.
You can always go back to those thoughts later!!! BE and the Extraordinary will follow.
NO QUESTION 🤜⚡️
*****⚠️LONG POST ALERT⚠️*****
I’m kinda done being fake happy. Or trying to convince myself.
I feel like this is how things go for a lot of people though, We may seem like everything is okay, but no one really knows what’s going on on the inside.
For the last 3 to 4 months, I’ve been dealing with a major bout of depression and anxiety. Something I’ve never really coped with before. I’ve had the odd “off” day where I feel a ‘lil blue but I usually snap out of it pretty quickly, or hit the gym to take my mind off it. This time around, I have more days often than not where I’m just questioning my purpose, and just flat out asking myself what the fk am I doing with my life? I feel like I don’t have my shit together…which I KNOW nobody does, but it weighs on me so much. I get in these moods where I just say “what’s the point?” and it frustrates me to no end – because I know that’s not like me and I didn’t choose to feel this way.
I have manageable days, then there’s days where I don’t want to get out of bed, I’m not motivated to go to the gym, I talk negatively about myself and my body and I know it’s not healthy. It’s hard being all the way across the country, away from your family, your best friend and the people who matter to you most. I spend my time alone half of the time (my guy’s in the patch), so I find I have to much time to think. One of the many issues with being an introvert as well.
This isn’t a pity party post and nor am I asking for sympathy. I just feel that these things need to be vocalized and we need to understand that IT’S OKAY – I’m convincing myself here too.
Nobody is perfect, we all have our own drama going on and we all have our weaknesses. This is my current weakness and I’m choosing to be open about it. Life isn’t always full of sunshine and rainbows, killer workouts, being perfectly fit, perfect families or perfect relationships. We all have shit to deal with.
All this being said, its humbled me a fair bit. I’m teaching myself to be thankful for simple things everyday. So, if anyone else is on the struggle bus these days, I gotchu. And you’re gonna be okay 💗💗💗 #whatyoudontsee
Last night, I was talking a couple friends about we all being a God like creator. ✨
When my friend’s boyfriend asked me. Why did I decided to dive deep on the mysteries of universe that no one knows for sure?
My answer was. The connection with the spirit always have been there as children. I knew there was something. I deny for a while. ✨
Then seven years ago I found out my son had a congenital problem during my pregnancy. Right there, I was on my knees begging for my gifts to return. ✨
Off course, the universe knew I wound’t dive deep to save myself. Initially, I had to go the harder way and do it for someone else. ✨
Now, I feel like my own-self awaken contributes to all beings awaken in the universe that we are all connected. It is a daily practice, as everyday I embrace my own self light and dark. I feel grateful for the journey that no matter what contribute to me to be who I am now. ✨
Still, a mysterious universe changing faster than ever. Still, plenty to learn. We are all here to be born and reborn many ways with the changes along way. It’s not an easy journey. Still all journeys have the potential to become a very rewarding journeys. Shine bright! ✨💜💫
I’ve deleted my news feed and I’m happy, joyous, and free. .
For over 10 years I produced TV news programming. Our show was nominated for an Emmy. But now I’m allergic. So I’ve learned to enjoy a fear-free diet.
Lifting the veil 〰️
We live in an era where we are all craving transparency and truth in the brands we use, especially the brands we consume.
Since its conception, I’ve always strived to make sure Loco Love is 100% ethical & honest across all areas because I astutely believe that kind businesses breed a kinder world and we need that more than ever right now.
On that note, I am putting together a robust FAQ page and I want no stone left unturned. I want all of your chocolate questions, or any questions, comments, feedback you may have for us answered. I want to hear from you!
Comment below or DM us with any questions you would like answered, or any topics you would like to see us explore in the near future 😘
I went and saw my friend today. On paper, we probably shouldn’t be friends as she’s my husband’s ex and his first love.
But I’m glad we’re friends as she’s a lovely person and the most amazing mother. She has all the best attributes to being a great mum.
Her company is easy to be in (no anxiety, yay!), she makes a lovely cuppa, the meanest cakes and the best keto foods (I love sharing recipes with her!). And on top of all of that, she’s kind and thoughtful too. She bought me flowers to cheer me up after making a donation to @redboxrutland
Naturally I blubbed like a baby and used most of her box of tissues 😂
The younger 2 kids and I had a lovely time with her and her family. It’s so nice to have a genuine friend!
I must be getting better at attracting the right people now that I’m more anti social 😂
#flower#flowers#gift#kind#kindness#friend#friends#playdate#keto#ketofriends#cake#tea#roses#roses 🌹 #pretty#cried#grateful#kids#fun#chat#happy
I awoke today to the sound of Angus and Julia Stone sounding my partners alarm clock. I was jolted out of a vivid dream of a past lover, a best friend. A dream playing out our entanglement and the heartache that pursued.
I move slowly, I rise from bed and start a steaming bath.
I move my body, intentionally allowing myself to feel into this discomfort. I want to stay in bed and pull the covers over my head. I want to hide but instead I turn on the coffee pot and slide into the bath, clary sage and rosemary fill my senses, I soak. I breathe, in for 15, our for 15 and the tears arrive. They are flowing down my face and landing into the salt filled water, transmuting, unifying, as one drop of water falling back into the ocean.
I ask myself, is it okay to mourn the past, while so grateful for this now? Our relations with others hold no baring over our current engagements. All parts of ourself are welcome to exist in this very moment. In fact these past loves have curved our capacity to engage in our current romantic affairs. They have removed boundaries and created more heart space, contoured a greater understanding of ourselves.
I come back to breath once again, I wonder maybe these wounds won’t ever go away, maybe I’m simply meant to acknowledge this ache in my heart. I’m not attached to this human, my ego is attached to reliving this story conditioned into my existence from a very young age.
I felt very much not chosen, I felt not seen, and I felt as though I was not enough. These feelings were woven deeply into my makeup as they existed and continue to, with my relationship to the man who was meant to teach me how to be loved by the masculine. Healing needed to be had I to learn to allow myself to be held by men who were capable of loving, of communicating. Men who were soft and not afraid to choose love. I however did not understand that it was my choice to detach from the cycle of attracting the same man in my life, over and over. Years of pain and self inflicted prophecy unraveled before me until I was able to see 👇🏼